Lauriston Castle Brochures

I just realised that I hadn’t put these online yet! Recently I had the opportunity (through college) to work on two brochures for  Lauriston Castle‘s craft and lecture event programmes, doing a series of illustrations including the cover for each. It was a great project and I’m pretty happy with the final illustrations, so I’ll show you a few of them!

Here are the two front covers (without the text). One for the Craft programme:

(at Lauriston castle they run lots of craft events throughout the year, for children and adults)

And one for the lectures programme:

There’s a secret door in the library there behind a bookshelf, which is brilliant. The castle itself is really interesting actually – full of antiques and priceless shiny things but also just the kinds of everyday objects that would have been used by the last owners.There’s a lot to see there.

I did a few spot illustrations for the brochures too:

               

And a couple of double page spreads for the inside of the brochures too – here’s one of them:

That’s just a few of the illustrations I did that I like best – you can see the whole brochures by downloading the PDFs here: http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Events

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Dunottar

We went to Dunottar castle (just outside Stonehaven) this weekend. It’s an impressive ruin that in the past has been haunted by Picts, plundered by Vikings and burned by William Wallace; it’s been a home to the Keiths, a holiday home for Mary Queen of Scots and a prison for theives. In 1685 one hundred and sixty seven opponents of the king were locked in an airless, freezing chamber there called the Whig’s Vault – after being inside it, I can’t even imagine how they all fit. Pretty spooky.

It’s also an excellent place to play hide and seek.